Friday, 30 March 2018

SugarPea Designs 4th Birthday Celebration




Good morning! I'm excited to be part of a big blog hop to celebrate SugarPea Designs' 4th Birthday! The hop includes the Design Team and some very special guests (see below for full blog roll).

To celebrate, SugarPea Designs is offering a coupon code: BDAY04 for customers to receive 15% off their entire purchase AND a FREE 4x8 stamp set with any purchase (valid until April 7th 11:59 EST).

SugarPea Designs will be giving away (4) FOUR $40 gift certificates to the SugarPea Designs shop.

Winners will be randomly chosen from all the comments left along each stop of the hop.

Comments will close on April 7th 11:59 PM EST with winners announced on April 8th.

Now, onto my card:

I made a circular watercolour rainbow card with the Mandala stamp and Sweet Sentiments: You set, along with the You die.

I started by laying down a rainbow wash on my watercolour panel. When it was dry, I stamped and embossed the Mandala stamp. Then I went back and added more colour to certain spots on the Mandala, to add interest. 

For my sentiment, I cut a black strip and embossed 'Happy Birthday to' from Sweet Sentiments: You on it. I layered a white die cut You on top. The black strip really helps the sentiment to stand out from the rainbow watercolouring.

Here's a quick video:



Don't forget to hop and comment for your chance to win!





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146 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Love the stamp and the colors you used.

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  2. Beautiful card Ardyth, gorgeous colours, Cathy x

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  3. I love all of the new ideas!

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  4. So simple, SO PRETTY! love your videos,

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  5. Awesome card with stunning colours

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  6. Beautiful card love the colors 😘

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  7. This is really pretty. I'm a sucker for anything "rainbow".

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  8. Beautiful card. Love the colors you used.

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  9. I love the gorgeous colour combination on your card! Thanks for sharing your inpiration!

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  10. Woow love the colors you used, is pretty card!!!

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  11. This is gorgeous! Love the blended rainbow of colors!!

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  12. You do such beautiful work! This is lovely :o)

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  13. Bright and beautiful! Striking card.

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  14. So bright and cheery! I love it!

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  15. I love your card, Ardyth! Thank you for sharing.

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  16. Beautiful card! So jealous (sigh) as my watercoloring never looks that nice, but I will keep trying.

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  17. Wow your card is truly beautiful. I love the embossing and the colors you chose.

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  18. Love the colors you chose, very pretty card

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  19. It looks so simple when you show it! Beautiful card.

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  20. so beautiful, love the bright cheerful colors
    thank you for sharing
    Barb Housner
    bjhouse2004 at yahoo.com

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  21. Whoa! That's a sharp looking card! Neat colors and great design!

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  22. Oooh I love mandala stamps, this looks so beautiful with the watercolor!

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  23. Super beautiful card!! Love the mandala and the colors! :)

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  24. That "You" die and sentiment stamp is on my list to buy!! Great card, Ardyth!

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  25. I love mandala stamps. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  26. Beautiful Card! Thank you for the video.

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  27. Absolutely stunning in every way. Love
    that beautiful mandala.

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  28. ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!!!!! I am going to have to go check out the stamp...

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  29. great job, loving the new inks.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  30. such a colorful card - thanks for sharing:)

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  31. So pretty! Love it.

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  32. What a bright, cheery card!

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  33. This is gorgeous. I just can’t seem to get watercolor to look like this, but I’m going to try this anyway. Thanks for sharing.

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  34. This mandala is so very beautiful and I love it colored in this bright and cheery rainbow. Needing some spring time here in Michigan. Thanks for sharing this beauty!

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  35. So I guess your like Catherine Pooler inks - me too! They're great. Your card seemed like it was a lot of work, but well worth it. Very, Very pretty.

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  36. Adorable card! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  37. Great card, love the colors, so pretty!

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  38. Great color!!! I'm going to try this asap! Thank you for the inspiration!!

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  39. Beautiful card and your background is stunning. TFS

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  40. So beautiful, love your colors!!

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  41. I love your background! I will have to try this!

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  42. Gorgeous card. I love the large medallion and color choices. Beautiful.

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  43. Very pretty Mandala stamp. Love the rainbow background.

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  44. Beautiful coloring. The Mandala stamp is gorgeous.

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  45. Love your rainbow colored card!

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  46. Beautiful card! The rainbow water color wash highlights this gorgeous mandala perfectly.

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  47. Really fun technique! Love it -

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  48. Thanks for the video! Great card that will be fun to make!

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  49. A fabulous card, Ardyth! Love the rainbow & the great big YOU!

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  50. Absolutely stunning card - a new technique for me, too! Love it!

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  51. Beautiful combination of colors, so springlike.

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  52. Your card is just stunning, Ardyth! I love your watercolor wash...the colors you chose are really beautiful! And, thank so much for the video showing us how you made your card....I so appreciate when designers take the time and effort to make a video!!

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  53. Beautiful coloring! Love the card.

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  54. Your mandala card is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing a video on how you made your card.

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  55. Beautiful card! Love the rainbow mandala!

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  56. So pretty - love the soft colors.

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  57. A lovely stamp and card--thanks for the video! Happy birthday to Sugar Pea :)

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  58. Such a colorful card! Springy and soft colors! Love it!

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  59. I absolutely love the colors you used on this card; very springlike

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  60. Love what you did here, so beautiful!

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  61. I love the crisp contrast and then you colorful stamp is beautiful

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  62. Love this gorgeous card! Happy 4th birthday to SugarPea Designs!

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  63. Beautiful card as always Ardyth! Love the rainbow colors you've chosen and the black sentiment really pops on that colorful background. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. ~HUGS~
    #kindnessmatters

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  64. So pretty--love the colors.

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  65. This card is stunning!! I love the colors!

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  66. Love your card. It is so cheery. I'm a CP ink fan as well.

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  67. Beautiful card, nice soft colors and then bold colors afterwards to stand out on the inside and edges. Great work.

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  68. That Mandala stamp is absolutely stunning. I love your card! Thank you for sharing!

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  69. What a stunning piece of art Ardyth - love it
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  70. Beautiful, I always love white embossing with water coloring!

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  71. I absolutely love the bright colors you used on this beautiful mandala! Those CP inks are awesome, aren't they?

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  72. Love the bright summery colors!

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  73. Beautiful and different card for the 4th anniversary for sugar pea designs !!

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  74. I saw the colors and was immediately drawn... anything 🌈 I’m in!! Beautiful card!!

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  75. Awesome card. I love the mandala so pretty. Great design with the masking.

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  76. Loving the bright, bold, beautiful colours, that card came together so quickly, awesome.

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  77. Love how bright and fun this is!

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  78. Love the card and how colourful it is!

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  79. Yes!! This is the reason I just got this stamp. Gorgeous design. ❤️

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  80. Oooh! Bright and beautiful! Love this!

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  81. Ardyth,
    A-Mazing! Just a truly beautiful card! Thanks for sharing the video!

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  82. Amazing card I've got to try this

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  83. I love that mandala stamp and love the rainbow coloring you did on it. Thanks for sharing your card!

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  84. Yours is the prettiest card I have seen so far. Beautiful!

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  85. Gorgeous! I covet that mandala stamp!!! I may have to break down and get it even though I have another mandala stamp and really don't need several. But this one is prettier :-)

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  86. Ooooh I love your card, I am a big fan of ink blending in rainbow colours! Thanks so much for sharing!

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  87. Lovely mix of colors and perfect technique for the mandala image.

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  88. Oh I love the rainbow watercolor blend on your Mandala. Great card.

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  89. I love your card ! Mandalas are one of my favorite design for cards, but your work with the colors bring your card to the next level, it's really a great creation. Thank you for sharing !

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  90. I enjoy your videos so much, your card is beautiful!

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  91. wow what a stunning mandala design and colours!

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  92. Loving all this inspiration Your card is beautiful.

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  93. The Geometric Snow Plate looks so springy and vibrant with the colors you used!

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  94. Love the card! Very colorful!

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  95. What a gorgeous card! I love the rainbow wash background :)

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  96. Wow, this is gorgeous. What a smart way to get an even wash by doing the embossing after the first layer of color. I also love the added pops of darker color. It especially makes the teardrop shape on the outside look like jewels. Thank you so much for sharing such a lovely idea with us!

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  97. Gorgeous card, love the colors.

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  98. Love the white on white embossing and your beautiful rainbow wash. It looks great cut as a cirle and mounted on the square card base!

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  99. What a great card! I love anything that is rainbow and this card qualifies.

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  100. Your card is beautiful! I love the darker highlights of color you added to the mandala after you stamped and embossed it. It's really quite striking!

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  101. Pretty card! Love how you used the black on the colors, and your layout. Thanks for sharing!

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  102. Gorgeous card! The background and the mandala stamp are lovely together.

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  103. Oh my !! Your colorful mandala is incredible !!
    [margessw(at)icloud(dot)com]

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  104. Love your rainbow watercoloring!

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  105. Great technique and beautiful results!

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  106. Love all the bright colors, the stamp is gorgeous, great job!!

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  107. Gorgeous!!! I love the elegance of this stamp and your colors are fabulous!!

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  108. This is a beautiful stamp. I really love the rainbow of volors.

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  109. SQUEAL!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! Such an AWESOME Card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  110. What a gorgeous rainbow mandala ! Can't wait to receive my CP's set of inks to play with them ! Thanks so much for inspiring with all your creative cards ! x

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  111. WOW Ardyth this is gorgeous!!

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  112. Ardyth, your background for this stamp is AH-mazing! It has certainly made for one gorgeous card, I L♥VE IT! Well done!

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  113. WoW!! This is just gorgeous, love all the colors!

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  114. The mandala design is beautiful

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  115. Awesome card design. Love the beautiful watercolored background with the mandala stamp.

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  116. This is SO beautiful! I love all that amazing color and the mandala looks so pretty and detailed!

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  117. Beautiful card - wonderful colours and love the embossing of the mandala stamp!

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  118. Beautiful card! Loved seeing how it came together in your quick video too!

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  119. Ardyth, that is so beautiful. Your ink work is perfect on this gorgeous creation. Love it! Hugs, Wends xoxo

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  120. Thank you for sharing such an inspiration card! Beautiful colors.

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  121. Oh, just stunning! I love your color palette and the fun design too, so unique!

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  122. Gorgeous colors! Love this card ♥

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  123. Beautiful, beautiful mandala - love those colors!!
    Congrats to SugarPea on their 4th anniversary!

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